Listening to local people about their housing needs

Closing the second home short term let tax loophole, introducing a new register for short-term lets, and increasing council tax are all parts of the new Levelling Up and Regeneration Act that I have championed. These measures are set to encourage more properties to be made available for long-term lets and help prevent our towns and villages from being hollowed out.

However, it is not just about stopping short-term lets and Airbnb properties, but providing fair and affordable housing for those who live and work in the area. This is why I have campaigned to reform our rental market by removing no fault evictions and replacing them with a speedier, more appropriate set of rules, therefore ensuring the long term let housing market remains buoyant.

I have spoken many times about the need for house building across South Devon to always take place on brownfield sites first with communities being consulted. If done correctly, we can build in the right places, in the local style and with the consent of you, the resident.